NEWS
Saturday October 24 2015
Mancini: 'Really not satisfied'

Roberto Mancini was “really not satisfied” with Inter’s performance in the 1-1 draw with Palermo, their third in a row.

Ivan Perisic had given the Nerazzurri the lead, but six minutes later Alberto Gilardino equalised and then Jeison Murillo saw red.

“In the first half the Rosanero created a few problems and we were too stretched out,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

“We suffered in defence and attack, then Stevan Jovetic found his place between the lines and we did better. We were unlucky on the Murillo sending off too.

“At this moment we are top of the table, but we are really not satisfied because we wanted to win. Unfortunately we didn’t achieve it.”

Mauro Icardi’s goal drought continues and he again failed to get a single shot on target.

“These periods happen to all strikers at some stage, the important thing is that he stays calm and takes part in the team move.

“I don’t know if it’s an issue of service, but he’s only been playing alongside Jovetic for seven games, so they need time to gel.

“We do have to improve this aspect and I played with two attacking full-backs tonight in order to create more scoring opportunities. We must stay calm, as we’ve got good players.

“We will keep working to find the right system, but in the meantime it’s important to stay in the top places. We will find the best tactical shape.

“Geoffrey Kondogbia? He was playing well, but I substituted him today because he was at risk of a second yellow card.”

Jonathan Biabiany came off the bench and within five minutes set up Perisic’s goal.

“Unfortunately he’s not able to play 90 minutes yet, otherwise he would’ve started tonight. He is a player who can be very useful this season, as he attacks the space and can score too.

“He was out of action for a year and a half, so it’s not easy for him to find his form.”

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